Afla Sackey’s Highlife Plus | Afrik Bawantu + Lèa + Koichi Sakai + Volta45

Saturday 16 October - Sunday 17 October 2021

Join percussionist Afla Sackey as he launches a new residency linking his Ghanaian highlife roots to London’s thriving world music scene.


Afla Sackey is a percussionist, vocalist and composer. Born in Accra, Ghana, he has been working as a musician in the UK since 1999. In that time he has collaborated with such greats as Tony Allen, Ginger Baker, Sun Ra, Ibibio Sound Machine, Dele Sosimi and many more.

Highlife Plus was conceived as an opportunity to reconnect with his Ghanaian past, breathing the life into highlife music by covering some of his favourite artists of all time, such as Dr. K. Gyasi & His Noble Kings, Vis a Vis, Pat Thomas, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley and Ampedu.

With his band Afrik Bawantu, and special guest acts and DJ’s at each event, these nights draw links between the roots of highlife and the thriving community of world-class musicians and DJ’s in London, in joyful celebration.